My investment goal is long term growth with preservation of capital. I strive to earn the best possible risk adjusted return. I decided long ago that markets are not always efficient or rational. I'm sort of a normal, average guy with a wife and two kids. I studied mechanical engineering in college, then served in the Army for a number of years after graduation. After the Army, I spent about a decade in IT before earning an MBA and launching out on my own. I currently serve on the boards of two private, cooperatively organized companies. I care about energy, education, and our economy. I enjoy camping, fishing and hiking - with my family or on my own.